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Mexico Antiguo

Mexico Antiguo

by Maria Longhena
     
 

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When the Europeans opened up the American continent, they were surprised to discover that there were civilizations already here with over 3,000 years of history, with a complex society and cultural totally distinct to what they were accustomed to, full of enigmas, and to this day, they cannot be explained. Teotihuacán, Tula, Palenque, Monte Albán,

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When the Europeans opened up the American continent, they were surprised to discover that there were civilizations already here with over 3,000 years of history, with a complex society and cultural totally distinct to what they were accustomed to, full of enigmas, and to this day, they cannot be explained. Teotihuacán, Tula, Palenque, Monte Albán, Tenochtitlán, cosmic expression, urban centers of Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans, Zapotecs, Mexicas, such a testimonial on the shortened path of the cultural development of humanity, like the heritage that open future horizons. This book, with its magnificent illustrations and updated information, is at a minimum a sample of the splendor of 30 centuries of pre-Columbian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789707770928
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 14.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Maria Longhena was born in Bologna in 1960. She studied ancient history and archeology at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bologna. Her specialization and graduation thesis theme was etnoarcheology of the pre Columbian civilizations. She has participated in numerous archeological digs, also doing investigative work regarding pre Columbian discoveries for Italian museums as well as international museums. After an investigative phase at the Musée de L’Homme de Paris, she has been dedicated to scientific investigation and organizing expositions and displays in the American Section of the Musée Royaux d’Art et d’Historie of Brussels. Maria Longhena has participated in international conferences on pre Columbian civilizations and for quite some time, has collaborated with teaching activities at the University of Bologna. She has published scientific articles in journals and magazines dedicated to the study of ancient cultures in Peru and pre Columbian America. She is especially dedicated to religious aspects and primitive art. She is currently working on a book on Mayan writings.

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